This is a delicious way to do rice pilaf. No need for saffron here. The red pepper gives it great flavour and color. Basmati rice is the preferred choice for pilaf.

1/8 cup butter
1 Tbsp oil
1/2 medium onion, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 cup Basmati rice
2 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste

• Melt the butter or margarine in a medium sized pot.
• Add the oil.
• Add the onions,  red peppers and the garlic; sauté until soft.
• Add the rice and stir over moderate heat for 2 minutes.
• In a small saucepan bring the chicken broth to boiling.
• Add the hot chicken broth and bring to boil.
• Cover the pot immediately.
• Reduce heat to low and cook covered for 5 minutes.
• Do not remove the lid during cooking.
• When the pot has no remaining liquid the rice is done.
• Toss with a fork.



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